Picturing the Other Half: The Life and Photography of Jacob Riis with E.Y. Zipris

Picturing the Other Half: The Life and Photography of Jacob Riis with E.Y. Zipris


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Join E.Y. Zipris in nineteenth century New York City as we travel between the Upper East Side gilded mansions and Lower East Side slums and tenements as seen through the lens of progressive writer and reformer, Jacob Riis.

Jacob Riis’ 1898 publication “How the Other Half Lives” confronted the poverty and living conditions of New York’s Lower East Side. This course will weave together Riis’ biography as an immigrant who experienced similar conditions to those he eventually photographed as well as the gilded lives of the wealthy living a few miles uptown. Via the new technology of flash photography, Riis would eventually bring these two worlds together. Using many of his own images and words, as well as the Byron photographs of Gilded Age lavish parties and soirees, participants will have a front row seat to this fascinating history.

Led by New York City historian and museologist E.Y. Zipris, this illustrated seminar will explore how major urban reform in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was ushered in via new flash photography . Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will travel along 5th Avenue to explore how the progressive era interacted with the gilded age.

This conversation is part of a series on the history of New York City with E.Y. Zipris. Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of the series.

For over two decades, E.Y. Zipris has studied, worked in, lectured, and written about museums and history. Formerly the Director of Education at the Museum of the City of New York, E.Y. played a leading role in developing its groundbreaking exhibition, New York at Its Core – the city’s first-ever comprehensive exhibition. Currently, on faculty at the City University of New York and Teachers College, Columbia University, E.Y. brings her passion for storytelling to audiences of all ages. E.Y. has an EdM in Art Education and Museum Studies from Teachers College and an MA in Museum Anthropology from Columbia University and lives in the Upper West Side with her husband and daughter.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Cheryl (Hamburg, DE)
Fabulous!

This was a fantastic introduction to Jacob Riis -- his life and his moral mission to help improve the lives of the immigrants who came and lived in extreme poverty in NYC. It included a fascinating depiction of t and the extreme poverty in NYC. An all-round fascinating lecture! I learned so much about Jacob Riis but also about NYC. E.Y. is an outstanding speaker/teacher. She is not only very knowledgable about her subject, she is very entertaining as well.

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Judith Glyde (New York, US)
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Interesting review of the life and photography of Jacob Riis.

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John (Washington, US)

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Cheryl (Hamburg, DE)
Fabulous!

This was a fantastic introduction to Jacob Riis -- his life and his moral mission to help improve the lives of the immigrants who came and lived in extreme poverty in NYC. It included a fascinating depiction of t and the extreme poverty in NYC. An all-round fascinating lecture! I learned so much about Jacob Riis but also about NYC. E.Y. is an outstanding speaker/teacher. She is not only very knowledgable about her subject, she is very entertaining as well.

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Judith Glyde (New York, US)
Jacob Riis

Interesting review of the life and photography of Jacob Riis.

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Dorie Cranshaw (Dallas, US)

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